Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: November 22, 1984
*Danish, Swedish (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)
Scarlett Johansson is an American actress, singer, model, and director. She is known for starring in the films Lost in Translation, Match Point, and Lucy, among many others. She plays Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Scarlett was born in New York City, the daughter of Karsten Johansson, an architect, and Melanie Sloan, a producer. Scarlett’s father is Danish, from Copenhagen, and is of Danish and Swedish descent. Scarlett’s mother, who is American-born, is Jewish (of Polish Jewish, Belarusian Jewish, and Russian Jewish descent). Scarlett has described herself as Jewish. She celebrates Christmas and Hanukkah. She also holds both American and Danish citizenship.
Scarlett’s paternal grandparents were Ejner Bainkamp Johansson (the son of Axel Robert Johansson and Margrethe Hansine Hansen) and Hedda. Ejner was a screenwriter and director. Axel was from Furuby, in Sweden, the son of Johan Magnus Magnusson and Carolina/Karalina Charlotta Johansdotter. Margrethe was Danish, the daughter of Jens Hansen and Louise Georgine Amalie Beinkamp.
Scarlett’s maternal grandfather was Meyer Schlamberg (the son of Shloime/Sol Schlamberg and Mollie Sussman). Meyer was born in New York, to Polish Jewish parents from Warsaw. Shloime was the son of Leib Schlamberg and Zlata Schuemonitz.
Scarlett’s maternal grandmother was Dorothy Chodosh (the daughter of Isadore/Yitzhok Chodosh and Chana/Anna Weinstein). Dorothy was born in New York, to Jewish immigrants from Minsk, Belarus. Isadore’s father was Boruch Chodosh. Chana’s parents were Gavriel/Gavril Weinstein and Leah Ginenski. The surname “Schlamberg” was changed to “Sloan”.
Genealogy of Scarlett Johansson (focusing on her father’s side) – http://family.nose.dk
Scarlett’s maternal grandfather, Meyer Schlamberg, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Scarlett’s maternal grandmother, Dorothy Chodosh, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
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